Marina Hasselberg - Creative Cellist [EP.11]

Marina Hasselberg meets me on the occasion of her shows at the Vancouver jazz festival.

Marina Hasselberg - Creative Cellist [EP.11]
The original photo for this episode comes from Marina Hasselberg's website. Alex Waterhouse is the photographer.

On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Marina Hasselberg meets me on the occasion of her shows at the Vancouver jazz festival.

We talked about:

  • How Marina coped with the summer 2021 heat wave, based on her time in Portugal
  • The case for Ironworks as the best jazz fest venue
  • Performing there with Jeff Younger’s Dreaming Skies
  • What she’s doing for her jazzfest show at the Western Front
  • How to get ready for gigs in the covid era
  • Being both a classical musician and an improviser
  • Making a work for the Isolation Commissions
  • Working with other people’s music
  • A shout out to Giorgio Magnanensi
  • What musical roles Marina imagined herself in while coming up
  • Her takes on people who grew up in Vancouver
  • Thoughts on what different organizations could do to help the creative music scene
  • Which groups would benefit most from marketing support: NOW Orchestra, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver
  • Venues we care about including the China Cloud and 8EAST
  • Should a media person like me go broad, or focus on one niche at a time until it’s a solid part of that niche?
  • Cory Weeds’ promotional blueprint
  • The challenge of finding time to make good, recent content alongside your releases and gigs
  • How labour politics might factor into the situation
  • making her first album with Aram Bajakian, Jesse Zubot, Kenton Loewen, and more